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Doogie320
14 October 2003, 12:57
A week or so ago I saw a show on the History Channel (thanks for the heads up, Fire Gunner) that showed PJ's jumping with a bundle attached to them that they dropped from.... I guess 50 or 100 feet. The showed said that as much as 300 pounds of gear could be carried in one.

Stupid questions follow, if OPSEC then kill this:

1) Can you jump the bundle AND a ruck. It would seem to me that is a "No" because of the weight and space available. You'd stress the canopy with that much weight on it.

2) How badly does it affect your fall rate and the glide ratio of the canopy?

Neat piece of gear. My hat is off to whoever dreamed that up and got it into use.